JOIN THE PANEL DISCUSSIONS FROM THE DANCE BIENNIAL IN AFRICA.
As practitioners we consider where we want the ‘present-day’ to go, what we want the future to be, what we want the world to become. The facilitators will stress that debates about around three themes: Creativity and aesthetics. Decolonising dance practices. Naming dance practices.
Other enquiries for this panel discussion includes, but not limited to:
- How is ‘naming’ dance an act of value?
- Why is it important to describe dance by temporal markers? i.e. traditional, contemporary, modern etc. What do these markers invite us to investigate?
- Is it important to define dance by genre? i.e dance theatre, performance ritual etc
- What has ‘space’ got to do with the way we define dance? How important is institutional context to how we practice dance?
- How do we define dance shaped by social media platforms? i.e Instagram dance, tiktok dance.
- Why do we focus solely on cultural definitions of dance without acknowledging the intersection of dance practice with social engagement (i.e. youth dance, dance for health) and context?
- Should we give up on defining dance and just dance?
Join us on afropolis.org and input your questions for the panelists to respond to them in real time.
ALSO HAPPENING TOMORROW!